Apr 182016

We’ve got two great classes coming up this weekend: our ever-popular laser-cutting class on Saturday, and PCB Design with EAGLE on Sunday.

Once you take our laser-cutting class, you can swing by on any public night to use our laser! Amaaaazing.

Large lace cube

…or take the EAGLE class, and learn how to design your own circuit schematics!


I mean, or you could take both. Check out the class listings on Eventbrite!

Apr 072016

Tickets are on sale for this years Interactive Show and project submissions are starting to roll in. The Interactive Show is our annual party and fundraiser that invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with beats and beers provided.

Join us for a blinkin’ good time!


There’s still room in the show for new submissions, so come show off your stuff. This year’s theme is #MakeInteractiveGreatAgain. It’s a great excuse to make that delusion-powered hot air cannon you’ve been wanting to build, or put a new twist on an old project and make it even more awesome!

Contact us to submit your project.

Mar 292016

Come join us for a Book-Binding Make-Along on April 17th!

From simple folded accordians to fancy-smancy book binding stitches, come to this month’s Make-Along and make yourself a journal or turn a paperback into a hardcover! Grab a ticket and come hang out with us.


Never been to a Make-Along before? Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things.


Mar 282016

Want to learn how to make a website? Sign up for our introductory HTML and CSS class on April 30th!

No previous coding experience expected or required. You’ll learn how to make your own website, add content with HTML, and handle basic styling and positioning with CSS. At the end we’ll show you how to host your site with Github Pages for the world to see!

Tickets are up on EventBrite now.

Mar 272016

Want to learn how to design your own circuit boards? Our EAGLE class is back!


Come take the PCB design class and we’ll teach you how to use the awesome, free EAGLE PCB design program.  You’ll learn how to draw schematics, find the right footprint, lay out a circuit board, route the circuit board, and finally prepare the board for production.  We’ll even show you where you can go to have your boards made for fairly cheap.

Class is Sunday, April 24, and tickets are available here. See you there!

Mar 252016
Photo by Brooklyn Public Library. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo by Brooklyn Public Library. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on April 13th, 2016 for a night of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by 7PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers.

If you’ve never been to Resistor before, check our Participate page for more info, including the Code of Conduct. Hope to see you there! If you’ve never been a cryptoparty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.


April 13th, 2015 7:00pm.


NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Mar 222016

Spring is here and it’s time for another Interactive Show! This year’s theme is #MakeInteractiveGreatAgain. The party is on May 14th and as usual we’ll provide the music and libations.


If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to build a dancing toupée bot, now is the perfect time. Or pull out an old project and do something new with it to make it great again. We’d love to show off whatever you’ve been working on, so drop us a line!

Even more LASERS

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Mar 192016

…we’ve got new laser classes omg! Our laser-cutting classes are super popular and sell out quickly, so we added some more.

Saturday, April 9th

Saturday, April 23rd

Saturday, May 7th

Saturday, May 21st

Learn to make laser pies…or laser-y boxes…really, you should just sign up for the class. After you get laser-certified you can come back during our public nights and use the laser cutter!

pie_meringue_final1Large lace cube

Mar 122016

Gosper curve

This weekend I built a polargraph from random junk around NYCR. It’s amazing how much stuff we have available for projects, if you just take the time to dig through our thingsgiving bins. This one used NEMA17 stepper motors and pulleys, a surplus tinyg board and a dry-erase marker suspended from thread found in the fabric bin.

Polar plot test

Originally the servo was going to lift the pen, but I ran out of time to integrate the servo with the tinyg system, so it just drags the pen between elements. The pen’s angle isn’t controlled, so sometimes it “gouges” the whiteboard and skips around. Hackish source code to generate the gcode and more details are at trmm.net/Polargraph.

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